The SMMT have reported a 4.6% increase in car sales from this time last year, however that positive figure is still down by 34% from the good old days in 2019.
Jenks & Cattell Engineering have supplied the automotive market since the early 1990’s with the original shape Mini and Rover and our engineers have experienced a vast amount of diversity within the industry with the biggest shift recently into the electric vehicle market. This diversification has meant Jenks & Cattell have invested heavily in our equipment and skilled personnel to press, form and weld complex aluminium components and aluminium assemblies. We have also had a focus on being a more sustainable company ourselves which includes our Target Zero Philosophy for landfill and defects and the requirement to have this philosophy for our suppliers also. More recently, we have installed electric charging points on our employee carpark, which we expect to expand rapidly over the next 10 years.
The UK recently marked the one million EV vehicle milestone, and Jenks & Cattell Engineering are extremely proud to have circa 350 thousand sheet metal components in these vehicles across the board which stretch from commercial trucks to passenger vehicles. With the EV market predominantly being new, we have supported many of our customers with prototypes on soft prototype tooling or tool-free laser cutting before moving into serial production on our presses and robotic welding services and is an industry we look forward to growing throughout our plant.